Henry Sakaida

Henry Sakaida (October 1951 – 28 August 2018) was an American writer who authored a number of books relating to World War II. He was a third-generation Japanese-American.[2][3]

Henry Sakaida
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BornOctober 1951
Santa Monica
DiedAugust 28, 2018(2018-08-28) (aged 66)[1]
Los Angeles
OccupationWriter
NationalityAmerican

Although born in Santa Monica, California in October 1951, he lived in Japan from the age of 3 to 5, before returning to the U.S. In addition, Sakaida attended Rosemead High School and was in class of 1970.

Notable worksEdit

  • Winged Samurai: Saburo Sakai and the Zero Fighter Pilots (1985)
  • Pacific Air Combats WWII – Voices From The Past (1993)
  • Siege of Rabaul (1996)
  • Imperial Japanese Navy Aces (1997)
  • Japanese Army Air Force Aces (1997)
  • B-29 Hunters of the JAAF (with Koji Takaki)(2001)
  • Aces of the Rising Sun 1937–1945 (2002)
  • Genda's Blade: Japan's Squadron of Aces: 343 Kokutai (2003)
  • Heroines of the Soviet Union 1941–45 (2003)
  • Heroes of the Soviet Union 1941–45 (2004)
  • I-400: Japan's Secret Aircraft Carrying Strike Submarine, Objective Panama Canal (with Koji Takaki and Gary Nila)(2010)
  • Nomonhan 1939: The bloody Soviet-Japanese border war (2012)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Holmes, Tony (2018-09-07). "Henry Sakaida (1951–2018)".
  2. ^ "Henry Sakaida – Author and Researcher". pacificwrecks.com. May 22, 2017. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  3. ^ Pool, Bob (May 29, 2012). "World War II hobbyist solves a family's decades-old mystery". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 20, 2017.

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